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This guide is intended to help students as they create and develop research projects related to coursework in Religious Studies.


This guide is a work in progress, and will grow and change as faculty and students offer commentary, feedback and suggestions for additional resources.

We hope you'll find this guide useful.  Feel free to leave comments on this guide, or email the reference librarian (see email link to the right.)

Background Information

Encyclopedias and dictionaries can help give you an overview of a topic, and lead you to further research.  Here are some trusted resources for finding background information on a variety of topics:

Online Resources:

Book Cover  Encyclopedia of Religion (from Gale Virtual Reference Library) 
(Earlier edition available in print @ Reference BL31.E46 1987 

(Earlier edition available in print @ Reference DS102.8 .E56j)

A collection of more than 500 reference books, including the Encyclopedia Judaica, Encyclopedia of Religion, and the New Catholic Encyclopedia. Pacific users only.

Print resources:

  Oxford Dictionary of World Religions 

 Anchor Bible Dictionary

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